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UK MPs pushing for policies that protect women going through menopause

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Mon, 26 Aug 2019, 6:24pm
The policies has become a cross-party issue. (Photo / Getty)

UK MPs pushing for policies that protect women going through menopause

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 26 Aug 2019, 6:24pm

British MPs are pushing for workplace policies to protect women who are going through menopause.

They say it takes a hefty personal and professional toll on as many as one in four women.

It's become a cross-party issue in the UK, with MPs saying a menopause policy should be as commonplace as maternity schemes.

Mary Crooks is the executive director of the Victorian Women's Trust in Melbourne, which already has a menstrual and menopause leave scheme in place.

She joined Mike Yardley to discuss how such a scheme works.

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